II SÉRIE-A — NÚMERO 69
APROVA, PARA RATIFICAÇÃO, A CONVENÇÃO SOBRE A SEGURANÇA DO PESSOAL DAS NAÇÕES UNIDAS E PESSOAL ASSOCIADO.
A Assembleia da República resolve, nos termos dos
artigos 161.°, alínea /), e 166.°, n.° 5, da Constituição,
aprovar, para ratificação, a Convenção sobre a Segurança do Pessoal das Nações Unidas e Pessoal Associado, aberta à assinatura na sede das Nações Unidas, em Nova'Iorque, em 15 de Dezembro de 1994, cuja versão autêntica em língua inglesa e tradução em língua portuguesa seguem em anexo.
Aprovada em 14 de Maio de 1998.
O Presidente da Assembleia da República, António de Almeida Santos.
CONVENTION ON THE SAFETY OF UNITED NATIONS AND ASSOCIATED PERSONNEL
Date: 9 December 1994. Adopted without a vote. Meeting: 84. Report: A/49/742.
The General Assembly:
- Considering that the codification and progressive development of international law contributes to the implementation of the purposes and principles set forth in articles 1 and 2 of the Charter of the United Nations;
Gravely concerned at the increasing number of attacks on United Nations and associated personnel that have caused death or serious injury;
Bearing in mind that United Nations operations
may be conducted in situations that entail risk
to the safety of United Nations and associated personnel;
Recognizing the need to strengthen and to keep under review arrangements for the protection of United Nations and associated personnel;
Recalling its Resolution 48/37 of 9 December 1993 by which it established the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of an International Convention Dealing with the Safety and Security of United Nations and Associated Personnel, with particular reference to responsibility for attacks on such personnel;
Taking into account the report of the Ad Hoc Committee (') in particular the revised negotiating text resulting from the work of the Ad Hoc Committee;
Recalling its decision, in accordance with the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee, to reestablish a working group within the framework of the Sixth Committee at the current session of the General Assembly to continue consideration of the revised negotiating text and of proposals relating thereto;
Having considered the text of the draft convention prepared by the working group (2) and submitted to the Sixth Committee for consideration with a view to its adoption:
1 — Adopts and opens for signature and ratification, acceptance or approval, or for accession, the Convention
on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel, the text of which is annexed to the present resolution.
2 — Urges States to take all appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of United Nations and associated personnel within their territory.
3 — Recommends that the safety Stld Security Ol United Nations and associated personnel be kept under continuing review by all relevant bodies of the Organization.
4 — Underlines the importance it attaches to the speedy conclusion of a comprehensive review of arrangements for compensation for death, disability, injury or illness attributable to peace-keeping service, with a view to developing equitable and appropriate arrangements and to ensuring expeditious reimbursement.
Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel
The States Parties to this Convention:
Deeply concerned over the growing number of deaths and injuries resulting from deliberate attacks against United Nations and associated personnel;
Bearing in mind that attacks against, or other mistreatment of, personnel who act on behalf of the United Nations are unjustifiable and unacceptable, by whomsoever committed;
Recognizing that United Nations operations are conducted in the common interest of the international community and in accordance with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations;
Acknowledging the important contribution that United Nations and associated personnel make in respect of United Nations efforts in the fields or preventive diplomacy, peacemaking, peacekeeping, peace-building and humanitarian and other operations;
Conscious of the existing arrangements for ensuring the safety of United Nations and associated personnel, including the steps taken by the principal organs of the United Nations, in this regard;
Recognizing none the less that existing measures of protection for United Nations and associated personnel are inadequate;
Acknowledging that the effectiveness and safety of United Nations operations are enhanced where such operations are conducted with the consent and cooperation of the host State;
Appealing to all States in which United Nations and associated personnel are deployed and to all others on whom such personnel may rely, to provide comprehensive support aimed at facilitating the conduct and fulfilling the mandate of United Nations operations;
Convinced that there is an urgent need to adopte appropriate and effective measures for the prevention of attacks committed against United Nations and associated personnel and for the punishment of those who have committed such attacks;